UPDATE--March 5-- we have had to cancel this event due to snow. Please stay tuned for an alternative date!
Please join PHTA and other trail advocacy groups to build and restore some natural surface trails.
Mar. 8, 201
HOW YOU CAN HELP: E-mail or phone the Fairfax Co. Planning Commission and Supervisor Hyland (see contacts below) to enforce the Trails Plan here (not grant a waiver).
UPDATE--Please get comments in by March 13 Pl
Four volunteers joined forces on Saturday to begin building the new Cub Run trail at Bull Run Regional Park. The morning started out bitterly cold, about 15 degrees, though it warmed to the 40s by the time we called it quits around 1:30.
It will be a key link in the West Fairfax Trail from Bull Run to Reston, where we have led a series of hikes.
Previous hikes have followed the Event Center driveway for this mile-long segment. The trail we started building on Saturday offers a superior hiking experience, more in tune with the beautiful trails it links to at the east and the west.
Although noisy due to nearby I-66, it passes through a scenic wooded stream valley and is the...
PHTA will hold an open meeting to discuss the latest achievements and issues regarding our mission of establishing and enhancing the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail and other local trails. We'd like to hear your ideas and share ours!
Tuesday Feb.25 at noon.
Place: PATC Headquarters,
118 Park St SE,
Vienna, VA 22180
Sierra Club Potomac Region Outings George Washington Birthday Hike
Saturday, February 22 at 10AM
Trailhead: Theodore Roosevelt Island parking along the GW Parkway
Celebrate George Washington's birthday with a Sierra Club PRO hike along his beloved Potomac River in Washington D.C. Starting at 10AM at the parking lot of Theodore Roosevelt Island, we will cross the Francis Scott Key Bridge into historic Georgetown. Following the C&O Canal segment of the Potomac Heritage Trail, we will visit the George Washington statue at Washington Circle, and the Washington Monument, before returning to Virginia by way of the Arlington Memorial Bridge. Return to the cars by way of the Mount Vernon Trail, which is another section of the PHT. George Washington is both the "Father...
Every year, the American Hiking Society and the Partnership for the National Trails System organize Hike the Hill an effort to urge Congress to increase support for National Scenic Trails, such as the PHNST.
For those in the Washington DC metro area, there is also a call for volunteers to host participantscoming from across the country who may have trouble affording hotels (contact AHS at 301-565-6704 or visit www.americanhiking.org...
Nestled between Pohick Bay and Belmont Bay in southern Fairfax County lies a forested peninsula known as Mason Neck. Once home to founding father George Mason of Gunston Hall, today five thousand acres are protected as public parkland within four different parks. In recent years the various park agencies that manage Mason Neck have been working to unite the area in a web of newly constructed trails.
The central piece of this new trail network is the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail. The PHT is rapidly nearing completion throughout the length of the peninsula. Beginning at the soon to be completed Mason Neck Gateway Center adjacent to the Gunston Elementary School along Gunston Road, the PHT runs through the BLM managed Meadowood Recreation Area before crossing...
Prince William County is planning to build a new section of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, a 3000+ foot boardwalk across the beautiful estuary of Neabsco creek in Woodbridge. Detailed design is underway. The goal is to build it within the next 2-3 years. Design Details can be found on Prince William Parks website.
The boardwalk connects to the Metz wetlands area, which was the northern terminus of our First Day Hike on January 1, 2014. It will allow the trail to continue north across Neabsco Creek to the historic Rippon Lodge, and then to the Rippon VRE station and through the Featherstone Wildlife Refuge.
Supervisor Principi of Woodbridge has been spearheading the effort on the project, with help from advocates...